Sanuk_D • Lindsey Simmerly updating crowd for #wedo http://t.co/sRoHb0lg
gordondsmith • At #wedo 12 committed couples abt to have their relationships recognized in Interfaith ceremony.
edgymama • There's a strong spirit blowing thru these mountains today. Joe Hoffman.
gordondsmith • Rev Joe Hoffman leads off #wedo in our public square. lockerz.com/s/147068123
gordondsmith • Big crowd! lockerz.com/s/147068860
edgymama • We hear yr blessing. We receive your courage. We walk not alone. --chorus at #wedo .
Brewgasm • At least 25 clergy members on stage supporting .
edgymama • I'm just gonna cry throughout this whole event.
DavidForbes • WE DO campaign supporters gathering in front of City Hall http://t.co/G6fjp6PJ
gordondsmith • susanfisher2010 at #wedo http://t.co/ElO5LW5m
Brewgasm • http://t.co/zM9Xo77n Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, director of @cselive, speaks.
DavidForbes • Campaign for Southern Equality Director Jasmine Beach-Ferrara: These laws are illogical, immoral, must change
gordondsmith • Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, "We will resist unjust laws all the way to the federal level" http://t.co/S0Jy94mH
DavidForbes • Beach-Ferrara: don't want another generation to grow up thinking they're second-class citizens supporters applaud.
DavidForbes • Beach-Ferrara: Campaign will spread to other states, but this will always be start of the story
DavidForbes • Rev. Kathryn Cartledge, who, with her partner, first to go request marriage license, speaking now
DavidForbes • Cartledge quoting Rosa Parks, want to know once and for all what rights, as a human being, I have
Brewgasm • Rev. Kathryn Cartledge, who w her partner, were first couple to request marriage license in #wedo campaign, speaking. @cselive
DavidForbes • Cartledge: Believe all people should have equal rights, protection under the law
DavidForbes • Cartledge: "I'm tired of giving in! Are you?" Applause.
gordondsmith • Rev. Catherine Cartledge speaking now, "I will be 65 years old tomorrow". She'll be arrested today.
DavidForbes • Cartledge: Must understand right to marry in context of civil rights.
DavidForbes • Cartledge: 1848 when first seriously proposed women have the vote. Took until 1920 for them to get basic rights
DavidForbes • Cartledge: When forbidding interracial marriage, judges and politicians then used familiar justifications
DavidForbes • Cartledge: "They said it was unnatural, does that sound familiar?"
edgymama • Rev Cartledge comparing past illegality of interracial marriage to current situation.
DavidForbes • Crowd chanting: "marriage equals full equality under the law!"
MaryCaitlinByrd • RT @DavidForbes: Crowd chanting: "marriage equals full equality under the law!"
DavidForbes • Cartledge: Church should not have a dog in this fight unless it is to back the lgbt community
DavidForbes • Cartledge: Want you to salute clergy standing with me here today, who believe full equality is justice
Brewgasm • Full equality for all is justice--Rev. Cartledge,partnered for 30 years.
DavidForbes • Cartledge: When attend rally, usually angry, because so many from lgbt community not here. But not angry.
DavidForbes • Cartledge: Disheartened, because the whole voting age population isn't out here, because "we are all one."
edgymama • This is a civil rights issue, says Cartledge.
DavidForbes • About 150 people here. Cartledge: There has been change, citing gains lgbt people have made
DavidForbes • Cartledge: But at the end of the day, we are not equal citizens under the law
DavidForbes • Cartledge: For many years, believed church and society that I was an abomination. Today know myself as loved and loving
edgymama • Cartledge: no longer living life as a victim.
edgymama • http://t.co/UERTgU4j Crowd
DavidForbes • Crowd chanting "it is time!"
edgymama • It is time say it w fire in yr belly and love in your heart--Cartledge.
DavidForbes • Cartledge: "We are simply asking for equality"
DavidForbes • Crowd singing version of "this little light of mine"
edgymama • http://t.co/5UU2d4ML This little light if mine...
DavidForbes • A number of clergy announcing they won't personally recognize heterosexual marriages until they can do same for same-sex couples
DavidForbes • Rev Mark Ward pointing to congregants in crowd: "We stand on the side of love"
edgymama • Register of deeds Drew Reisinger singing w crowd at #wedo event.
DavidForbes • Pastor from Raleigh: Pullen Memorial Baptist voted to recognize same-sex couples in 1992, we stand with you in Asheville
DavidForbes • Pastor: "Sometimes it is necessary to break a lesser law to uphold a greater moral law"
DavidForbes • Crowd saying beginning of Declaration of Independence: "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"
edgymama • http://t.co/5UU2d4ML
DavidForbes • crowd readying to march to register of deeds office
gordondsmith • Hundreds of marchers are heading to the Register of Deeds office. http://t.co/c4XNAnSR
edgymama • Processing to Register of Deeds. http://t.co/MdbwhG0u
DavidForbes • procession beginning http://t.co/93MQTFdo
DavidForbes • Deputies in front of Reg of Deeds, now directing, shaking hands with lead organizers http://t.co/Zo6YnwLR
gordondsmith • 3:03pm About to enter RoD. http://t.co/1KKe8jMK
edgymama • Journalists are not equal per @cselive. Got asked for press credentials, but AP didn't get asked.
DavidForbes • supporters forming line to have couples come in http://t.co/R7wj32lA
DavidForbes • Register of Deeds @drewreisinger waiting for #wedo campaign behind
DavidForbes • Reisinger to first couple: "With sincere regret... Until state law changes, cannot issue a marriage license"
gordondsmith • First couple denied a license, "We know you're just doing your job, but we'll be back when this law changes."
gordondsmith • Clergy form an entryway. http://t.co/dcMQw9By
DavidForbes • Second couple: "we don't want to be second class citizens" thanks Reisinger's office for how it's treated protesters
DavidForbes • Reisinger: "we support equality for all people" but office is bound by state law
Brewgasm • http://t.co/5y7AoQfG As couples ask for marriage licenses.
DavidForbes • Couples lining up before Reisinger, requesting marriage licenses http://t.co/RhB98mZ3
Brewgasm • http://t.co/fds96Gd4 Waiting their turn.
DavidForbes • Reisinger talking to another couple, Monroe and Lupe, thanking Lupe for 4 1/2 years service in Army, but can't grant marriage license
edgymama • BBC is here as well as Associated Press.
DavidForbes • Reisinger: "Thank you all for coming in and standing up for human rights."
edgymama • http://t.co/iYtycesE Denied.
DavidForbes • Another couple, Amanda and Lorraine, talking about importance of relationship to Reisinger
gordondsmith • Couples lined up to request licenses. #avlnews http://t.co/H4uyBVoQ
gordondsmith • Couples all thanking @drewreisinger for being so supportive.
gordondsmith • Exactly zero protestors at any point in this event.
gordondsmith • Straight couple just came in to apply for a marriage license. Theirs will be granted.
edgymama • I'm sincerely sorry. I'd be honored to give you a marriage license one day, says Drew Reisinger. @cselive
DavidForbes • JerriJameson and her partner Susan, requesting marriage license http://t.co/pbc7u8Jr
tracyhyorth • Only one couple trained to be arrested according to Southern Alliance equality organizer
edgymama • Every couple wanting to marry has been photographed while asking. Very well documented. @cselive
gordondsmith • 3:29pm Catherine Cartledge and Elizabeth Eve enter the office. http://t.co/kDLg9iWT
DavidForbes • Cartledge and partner Elizabeth Eve requesting license again
gordondsmith • 3:32p Cartledge &Eve..reading..1200 rights afforded to married couples&denied to them http://t.co/uXMvRj78
tracyhyorth • 3:32p Avl #wedo peaceful rally. so many police here in case wacko protesters show up according to APD. No such showing. yet
DavidForbes • Cartledge, Eve sitting down on floor of Register's office, reading rights given to het couples #avlnews http://t.co/QB8BvZ2a
Brewgasm • http://t.co/JYFyZDZ9 Cartledge and partner reading rights of marriage on floor at Register of Deeds. @cselive #avlnews
Buncombian • I am really moved by the #wedo tweets. Thanks @gordonsmith @DavidForbes & others for letting us be a part of the event, even from our desks.
DavidForbes • Supporters, deputy, media, Council member Gordon Smith observing #wedo sit-in http://t.co/bz7thtLa
DavidForbes • Cartledge, a veteran, reading out marriage benefits for veterans as #wedo sit-in continues
edgymama • Brought my 13 year old daughter to #wedo event. She doesn't understand why same gender couples would be denied marriage.
edgymama • Of course now we're all just waiting for the cops to arrest these sweet grandmothers. @cselive
edgymama • Moving event. Great job @cselive. Equality! Change!
Buncombian • ...friends' parents couldn't be legally married like their own parents were.
gordondsmith • 3:36pm Cartledge and Eve will not move. Continue reading rights denied to them. http://t.co/cdWDwfLv
gordondsmith • 3:45p 9 or more deputies present. Cartledge & Eve stretch their legs, continu reading http://t.co/fpxcpQAY
Sanuk_D • 3:45pm Sheriff has closed the RoD office. Not clear why they are delaying arrest
Sanuk_D • 3:47pm Deputies surrounding couple. Person in room says "here we go"
Brewgasm • http://t.co/Ia1eSiDN refusing to leave until they're served a marriage license. @cselive
Brewgasm • http://t.co/ZjltWbfU
gordondsmith • 3:50pm Cartledge and Eve being arrested. #avlnews
Sanuk_D • 3:51pm Arrest happenning NOW
JerriJameson • 2 women being arrested for not leaving buncombe county register of deeds office after being denied marriage license.
DavidForbes • Cartledge, Eve's arrest after refusing to move until getting a marriage license http://t.co/bEWryYmW
DavidForbes • Cartledge, Eve arrested after refusing to move. Crowd singing "we shall not be moved outside bldg
Sanuk_D • 3:59pm gordondsmith at #wedo http://t.co/Qr7Z1KEW
gordondsmith • 4:00p Crowd assembles waiting for Cartledge & Eve to be transported to Bunc Co Jail. http://t.co/sRSfhMgT
edgymama • Standing outside basement door of Register of Deeds waiting for arrestees.
edgymama • Couple will be charged w 2nd degree trespass.
DavidForbes • Crowd of about 70 people gathered outside Register's building, singing
gordondsmith • 4:04pm Couple being charged with 2nd degree Trespassing. Eve said, "We choose to stay here until we're served."
DavidForbes • Council candidates Marc Hunt, Lael Gray joining crowd
Sanuk_D: • 4:11pm Kathryn and Elizabeth emerge! http://t.co/2iaoQrSS
edgymama • http://t.co/8Pzs6llo No handcuffs but lots of tears.
DavidForbes • Eve, Cartledge emerging from bldg after arrest, greeting supporters #avlnews http://t.co/vGlqqvzx
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